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How to get fromDarwin to Cairnsby plane, train, bus or car

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There are 6 ways to get from Darwin to Cairns by plane, train, bus, or car

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    1. Fly from Darwin (DRW) to Cairns (CNS)planeDRW - CNS
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    Fly

    6h 30m
    $114–604
    1. Take the train from Darwin to Adelaide Parklandstrain
    2. Take the train from Adelaide to Southern Crosstrain
    3. Take the train from Southern Cross Station to Central Stationtrain
    4. Take the train from Central Station to Roma Street Stationtrain
    5. Take the train from Roma Street to Cairns Central Stationtrain

    Train via Sydney

    4d 19h
    $909–11,203
    1. Take the bus from Darwin to Alice Springsbus
    2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Adelaidebus
    3. Take the train from Adelaide to Brisbanetrain
    4. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Stationbus

    Bus, train

    5d 10h
    $1,789–4,450
    1. Take the train from Darwin to Adelaide Parklandstrain
    2. Take the train from Adelaide to Brisbanetrain
    3. Take the train from Roma Street to Cairns Central Stationtrain

    Train

    5d 14h
    $2,138–14,334
    1. Take the train from Darwin to Adelaide Parklandstrain
    2. Take the train from Adelaide to Brisbanetrain
    3. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Stationbus

    Train, bus

    5d 19h
    $2,148–10,314
    1. Drive from Darwin to Cairnscar1,719.1 mi

    Drive 1,719.1 mi

    28h 24m
    $352–508

Darwin to Cairns by bus, foot, and train

Calendar1Weekly Services
Duration5d 10hAverage Duration
Ticket$1,789Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

What companies run services between Darwin, NT, Australia and Cairns, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Qantas, and Airnorth fly from Darwin (DRW) to Cairns (CNS) twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Darwin to Cairns Central Station via Darwin, Adelaide Parklands, Adelaide, Southern Cross, Southern Cross Station, Central Station, Roma Street Station, and Roma Street in around 4d 19h.

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